Dan Christ

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Biking bad

<i>A CU Boulder doctoral candidate is studying ‘scofflaw bicycling’ and the sociological explanations of the cultural divide on the road</i><p>Aaron Johnson …

Driving Digital Subscriptions: Sustaining the ‘Trump Bump’

<b>Driving Digital Subscription Growth</b><p><i>Newspaper companies are finding models to sustain the so-called ‘Trump Bump’</i><p>Earlier in the year, there was …

USA Today offer: Pay for an ad-free version of its app

USA Today has quietly launched an ad-free version for users of its mobile apps who don’t want to see ads. The offering costs $2.99 a month after a …

Google Ends First-Click-Free

Earlier this month, Google made a move many in the news industry have anticipated for years: the internet giant ended their first-click-free program …

The Only 4 Exercises You Really Need

I do my best to exercise 5 to 6 times a week, but there are days when I simply cannot pull myself out of bed in time to sweat before work, or when I'm traveling and my normal routine is completely thrown off track. Instead of completely scrapping my routine, I’ll try and squeeze in a few bodyweight …

This is how The New York Times is using bots to create more one-to-one experiences with readers

So here’s one of them: This is Sam Manchester. He’s a deputy sports editor. I don’t know if anyone had the chance to see this — it was a relatively small experiment — but Sam was one of a lot of journalists who went to the Rio Olympics, and we actually asked Sam to text with people, anyone who …

These are the bots powering Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post efforts to build a modern digital newspaper

<b>Editor’s note</b>: Last weekend was the latest edition of my favorite journalism conference, the International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin. You can catch up on what you missed through these two epic YouTube videos of the two days’ livestreams.<p>But there were two talks in particular that I …

The Best Cycling Training Plans for Rides of Any Distance

8-week training plans for centuries, multi-day rides, and races.<p>If you've put in some early-season miles, you're poised to boost your fitness for a big late-summer or fall event, whether it's a century, a multiday tour, or a road race. The key is to turn your regular outings into training …

10 Mistakes You’re Making on Century Rides

Whether you’re new to the 100-mile game or a seasoned long-distance rider, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to crushing centuries. Here, we outline 10 mistakes that are sabotaging your centuries—and how to correct them.<p>No matter how many times you ride a century, there’s always a …

This Is Your Body on Cycling

Riding makes you smarter, burns mega calories, and builds a stronger heart and enviable quads. Here’s how to maximize every minute, from the moment you hop on your bike to the second you hit the shower.<p><i>Editor's Note: This article first published in the print edition of</i> Bicycling<i>. Subscribe now!</i><p>Your …

The Ultimate 30-Minute Get Fast Workout

Put every second in the fitness bank with this short-duration, high-yield sweat session<p>We all love to ride lots, but sometimes life’s demands only leave us time to ride a little. Don’t sweat it—you can still sweat a ton when you're sneaking in a quick ride.<p>Sarah Kaufmann, an elite mountain bike …

Strength Train Like a Pro

These off-the-bike exercises can improve your cycling strength and stability and put more power and snap into every pedal stroke<p>Long gone are the days when cyclists eschewed strength training because they were afraid to make a little muscle. Today’s riders know that the right off the bike …

Microsoft is working with a local news group to revitalize the newspaper business

The local news industry has suffered as the internet has grown.<p>It's not that people no longer want to know about their community.<p>The problem comes from the fact that social media and digital news have made print newspapers much less necessary.<p>In many ways, what's happening to local news is similar …

How to Market Yourself on LinkedIn - According to LinkedIn | Inc.com

Long story short: LinkedIn wants you doing more business on the platform. Ever since 2016's $26.2 billion acquisition by Microsoft, along with a rollout of new features and site improvements, LinkedIn is making a concerted effort to train its users on using the platform to generate leads and win …

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87 of Robin Williams' bikes are up for auction

Robin Williams wasn't only one of the funniest people on the planet. He was was also an avid cyclist and advocate for people with disabilities.<p>Now, more than two years after his suicide, 87 bikes in his collection are up for auction, and the proceeds will help fund two charities he cared about …

6 Great Ways to Stay in Shape for Fall

Here’s how to stretch out your summer fitness for all it's worth<p>Fall can come as a shock after the long, luxurious days of summer. Suddenly you’re reaching for long-fingered gloves and arm warmers, the kids are back to school, life gets all serious again and the post-work rides get shorter and …

Bicycle helmets reduce risk of serious head injury by nearly 70%, study finds

A major study of bike helmet use around the world from more than 64,000 cyclists has found helmets reduce the risks of a serious head injury by nearly 70%.<p>The study also found neck injuries are not associated with helmet use and cyclists who wear helmets reduce their chance of a fatal head injury …

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How to overtake cyclists – the video all drivers should watch

“Socialism,” wrote the 1970s Chilean politician José Viera Gallo, “can only arrive by bicycle.” That’s why Jeremy Corbyn cycles everywhere. And come the revolution, prime minister Corbyn will see to it that this land of ours will be festooned with bike paths. Not the usual “crap” ones, oh no, the …

Cycling

Undercover bike cops launch 'best ever' cycle safety scheme in Birmingham

When Mark Hodson gets on his bike in the morning, like many cyclists in the UK, he has come to expect a few close calls. Perhaps drivers will whizz past him too close, or someone will even try a ‘punishment pass’.<p>Luckily, Hodson is a West Midlands Police traffic officer, albeit in plain clothes, …

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Pedals and Pints: Bike Trail Breweries Appeal to Cyclists

For many cyclists, enjoying a cold beer is no longer just a reward for finishing a challenging ride, it’s the purpose of the journey itself.<p>“Craft …

10 Things Cyclists Wish Drivers Knew

Sharing the road isn't always easy, but it can get better

The Worst Foods to Eat on Hot-Weather Rides

Don't wreck your stomach and your ride with these snacks when the temperature rises<p>When the weather’s mild, you can use just about anything—even a slice of pizza—as ride fuel. But as the mercury pushes past 75 degrees, food choice becomes more of an issue: The hotter it gets, the harder your body …

32 Thoughts Every Rider Has on a Solo Century

From the esoteric to the just plain painful, 100 miles can provide plenty of food for thought<p>If you’ve ever ridden a century, you know it’s a mental game—especially if you're going solo. We put together a list of the most common thoughts that we’ve had during a 100-mile effort. Our biggest …

Yoga for Cyclists

Cycling is a great form of exercise and an eco-friendly mode of transportation. It’s no surprise that the American Community Survey shows a 62 …

6 Ways to Claim Your Right to the Road—Without Being a Jerk

Cycling lawyer Megan Hottman shares advice for interacting with police officers and angry drivers<p><i>Editor's Note: This article first published in the August 2016 print edition of</i> Bicycling.<p>Megan Hottman might have become a pro cyclist if her love of the law hadn’t rivaled her passion for the road. …

6 Healthier Fast Food Options For Your Ride

Quick food doesn’t have to slow you down; here’s how to make healthy choices to fuel your ride right when you need something to grab and go<p>Roadside drive-thru chains may not always be your first choice before or during a big ride, but they don’t always have to be your last. Smart choices are …

The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …

Bikes aboard

Image courtesy of Amtrak“I’m a cranky old man, but this really works!” That’s Ed Quigley, a Golden Triangle bike tour guide in Pittsburgh, gushing …

Bicycle Waterbottle Cages

Strong, durable water bottle cages and accessories for your bicycleHandmade in the USA!<p>Water Bottle Cages & Other Bike Accessories - Made in Durango, …

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